Gathering of four or more people around Nasla Tower banned

Violators to be prosecuted under section 144


News Desk November 28, 2021
A snorkel lifts a shovel to the roof top of Nasla Tower for demolition of building. photo:jalal qureshi

KARACHI:

The Sindh government imposed Section 144 on Sunday, banning the gathering of four or more people around Nasla Tower –ordered to be demolished by the Supreme Court.

Karachi Commissioner Muhammad Iqbal also issued a notice in this regard.

According to the notification, there is also a complete ban on crossing the barrier, which has been installed by the administration, and violators will be prosecuted under Section 144 as well.

The ban will remain in place till the complete demolition of the tower.

The Supreme Court ordered the Karachi Commissioner to employ 400 labourers instead of 200 for the demolition process.

Read SC orders removal of all encroachments in Karachi

The commissioner claimed that the demolition of Nasla Tower will be completed within a week.

Last month, the residents of the Nasla Tower, allegedly built on an encroached portion of a service lane, were issued notice by the assistant commissioner of the District East to evacuate the building in compliance with the SC orders.

The apex court had ordered the demolition of Nasla Tower in June and upheld the decision in a review petition filed in September.

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